Friday, November 22, 2013

Zakka along catch up and some blog housecleaning

Do things look a little different around here? I've been doing some blog housework and changing things up a little bit at a time. It took me a while to decide on the white background. It's just not fun at all so I may add a punch of color eventually. I'm still working on it so bare with the changes until everything is set the way I want it

If you've been following me, I'm sure you know I took a break for a while due to my first trimester pregnancy. Let's face it...pregnancy wipes you out. I didn't want to eat, didn't want to sew, I just wanted to sleep all day. Luckily, that only lasts a couple months (for me anyway) and my creative spark has returned.

While I was on sewing leave, I missed out on the last few projects from the Zakka Along for the Patchwork Please! Book by Ayumi Takahashi. Well, I decided I wasn't going to let this baby keep me from finishing the book! So I grabbed my book this past week and picked up from where I left off. 

Here's my Pencil Pouch. This little sucker has some crazy small paper piecing but I love they way it turned out. I'll admit I had to use the seam ripper a few times but it's done and I'm happy! 

Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork Please! - Pencil Case



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22 comments:

  1. Your pencil pouch is wonderful. Lots of interesting detail. Happy to hear your are feeling yourself again. It's been a long time since my last pregnancy. I do remember that bit of tiredness and not wanting to do anything.

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  2. The pencil case looks super cute! Glad you have your creative spark back - that tiredness in early pregnancy is tough!

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  3. Your pencil case is pretty nice.Great job done with that tiniest pieces.Have a fun weekend!

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  4. really cute, Stephanie! that is some pretty tiny piecing!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. very charming! i love the stitching, and really love the colors, too. nicely done!

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  6. Cute, you can never have too many little bags. Great paper piecing.

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  7. Such a cute pencil case! I think I need to make one now :P

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  8. It looks great - so satisfying to finish something when you've been under the grip of pregnancy exhaustion.

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  9. Very cute Stephanie! Wow, some of those pieces are TINY. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Now that is just adorable. Great colors.

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  11. Absolutely love the detail on this pencil pouch -- I know my grand nieces are going to love these! The Cosmic Quilter

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  12. So cute! Glad you're feeling up to sewing again :)

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  13. That pouch is pretty fantastic! Nice work!

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  14. Adorable! Glad you've found your spark again and congratulations!

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  15. Happy to hear you feel a lot better. I went through that in July, August and September. NOT FUN:( So you must be due after Feb. I am due Feb. 18th Congrats to you!

    Totally adorable pencil pouch...that book sounds amazing from what I have been seeing around the blogosphere lately. I would love to get the Patchwork 318 book as well!

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  16. It is a gorgeous, and creative, project!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  17. Your blog is lovely! Awesome job on those pencil pouches! So clever and adorable!

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  18. The blog and the pencil case look great! Personally I'm a fan of the white background :) thanks for linking up!

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  19. Your pencil pouch is really cute! Thanks for linking it up this week.

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  20. What a great pencil pouch!! I hope you are feeling better by now :) Thanks for sharing.
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